The fifth through eighth grade students worked very hard researching information for each of their countries. Each of them found many unique facts about his/her country. After their months of hard work, they had a few different sharing days. The students got to have a buffet of food from all the different countries. On April fifth and sixth, the students got to share their Festival of the Nations boards with the younger and older students. The boards were then displayed over the weekend for the families of the parish to see. Overall, the fifth through eighth grade students did a great job of educating themselves and others of their countries.
This year grandparents day was on April 27, 2018. Mass was held at 8:30 A.M. After Mass, the students and grandparents went downstairs for snacks and the students performed in a small program. The first and second grade students sang "Who Built the Ark" The third and fourth grade students sang "Its a Beautiful Day" and "Lots in Common". The fifth and sixth graders sang "There's Something About That Song". The seventh and eighth grade girls sang "Silent the Forest" and "Rock Me to Sleep". The seventh grade boys and Matthew Dachel sang "Sixteen Tons". Last the whole school sang "Who Did Swallow Jonah".
On April 25, 2018, the fifth through eight graders had a forensics night. This was the Twentieth Annual Forensics Night. The students were assigned into groups of two and three and they memorized a short skit. They were all very funny. There were eleven total performances. Some of the topics included siblings fighting, Goldilocks, people attempting to camp in the woods, and many more. There was also a short intermission with punch and cookies. The students had a lot fun. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it in the end.
Students from 4th-7th grade, are busy as bees writing and putting together their conservation speeches! They have come up with all sorts of interesting things to talk about: water pollution, erosion, light pollution, you name it! These speeches will cover a certain topic, why is it good or bad, a bit more info about the topic, and and why it should be encouraged/eliminated. These are very interesting topics to learn about. People can really learn some important things from these speeches. They can learn how to make the world a better place and follow these examples given by the young students. There were brilliant young minds that made these speeches! In the next school year, the students will share their own speeches with the school.